02 December, 2019

The White Ball

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a White Ball placed on a Sculpture at Jawahar Kala Kendra.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a White Ball placed on a Sculpture at Jawahar Kala Kendra.


This area is near Exhibition Gallery II at JKK. The main subject here is the White Ball.

Yes, that was my starting point. You must get your starting point correct, as that is what decides your overall frame and composition.

I had a few options here.

a) To shoot this from the front, or

b) Slightly from the side or

c) Like how I did here, from an extreme side angle.

The reason I took such an extreme side angle, was to place the Square on the top or above the White Ball. I wanted to include some more geometry.

Also, the Part of the Window on the left, gives us nice bit of mystery(invokes imagination) by being Parts of the Whole Minimal, Plus, the Window portion is placed according to Rule of Thirds.

Further technical details or the Exif Data of the Photograph, is mentioned below.

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/13 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1000

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the The White Ball  Minimalist Photograph.



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24 November, 2019

Three Windows Vs Pipe

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of  Three Windows on a Wall with a Pipe on the side.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Three Windows on a Wall with a Pipe on the side.


This shot was taken at MI Road Jaipur, in the lane opposite Indian Coffee House. This is a Lookup Minimal Shot in Black and White. I placed the Three Windows against a Plastic Water Pipe, leaving some empty space in between.

Each of the Three Windows are Square in shape and has 4 Smaller Squares in them. The Pipe on the right is a Straight Line.

Since this frame is overloaded with Basic Geometry, therefore I classified this Minimal Art Photograph under Minimalism as Simple Geometry and not as Less Elements.

The Technical Specifications of the Photograph as below.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1600 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1000

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Three Windows Vs Pipe  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

14 November, 2019

Two Empty Glasses

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimalist Photograph of Two Empty Glass found at Statue Circle Jaipur near a Coffee Shop
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of Two Empty Glass found at Statue Circle Jaipur near a Coffee Shop


These Two Empty Glasses, I spotted near the famous Coffee Shop at Statue Circle.  What immediately caught my eye was the way these glasses were positioned. One to the left and the other pointing to the right, Opposite Directions.

I placed these glasses in the middle of the frame but in the upper row (accordingly to rule of thirds 3X3 grid) and left Negative Space to the side of the glasses and at the bottom of the frame.

If you carefully see, you can spot a White Spoon and a Black Straw in each of the glasses. My guess is that, people had ordered Cold Coffee with added Ice-cream.

They should have thrown these glasses in the dust bin though.

The technical specifications of the photograph is below.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/5

  • Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-640

  • Focal Length: 93 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Two Empty Glasses  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

13 November, 2019

Lines Curves And Square

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Lines Curves and Square as seen on a Wall at Diggi Palace, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Lines Curves and Square as seen on a Wall at Diggi Palace, Jaipur.


No matter how good a Photograph looks in Color, it always looks better in Black and White. 

I had shot this in Color. The wall was White and the Black Lines that you see, were Blue in color. This is a wall from Diggi Palace Jaipur. 

While I was editing this Photograph, I was really not happy with the Colors and that was primarily due to the fact that the wall had a yellow tint over it, as this shot was taken during Golden Hour, 

Therefore, I turned this Photograph into Black and White to see how it looked without color. 

As I have said earlier, that once you convert a Photo into Black and White, majority of the times, you would want to leave it Black and White. And that is what happened today as well.

The Composition is a little weird probably, or another way you can call weird in art is, creative. 

I am looking up at the wall from a side angle, trying to fit in the Pattern created with Lines, Curves and Square, yet trying to leave some Negative Space and also trying to make the frame look less cluttered. 

I shot this at 7.1 Aperture 

What do you think? Should I have taken this shot at a different Aperture setting?


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-320

  • Focal Length: 105 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Lines Curves and Square  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

07 November, 2019

Light Square Vs White Circle

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Square formed by Light versus a Small White Circle
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Square formed by Light versus a Small White Circle


What better gift can you get from nature as a Minimalist Photographer than a Square created by it. It just cannot get any better.

Getting back to basic forms aka Minimalism as Simple Geometry. A Square and a Circle both within a frame is such a treat for the eyes.

This shot was spotted behind the Indian Coffee House Smoking Area, at Jawahar Kala Kendra. There is an extra table there, where there is only self service.

Somewhere near that area I spotted this big Light Triangle created by Nature. Next to it was a White Circular Plate closing an electricity point.

The juxtaposition of shapes, was my immediate thought and therefore I began calculating the placement of these in my frame and at what height. I had the 50mm lens on my Camera, and what better angle to shoot this than at eye-level with such a lens.

The exposure had to be kept in mind as light and shadow combinations are tricky but I managed it OK. The technical details of the Photograph are below.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-800

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Light Square Vs White Circle  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

29 October, 2019

Zig Zag Lines

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Zig Zag Lines at Jawahar Kala Kendra, created with by Light and Shadow.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Zig Zag Lines at Jawahar Kala Kendra, created with by Light and Shadow.


Some Lines here are going to the right, some to the left and if you carefully see, there is a T-Point on the Top right of the frame. 

I have kept the Photo colored this time, as the Color Palette popped quite nicely, mainly due to Light and Shadow. 

This photograph is all about how I have seen the subject and carved out a frame. It's pure perspective. 

And This is Simple Geometry at play. The Picture is full of Lines. The Technical specifications are mentioned below.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600 D

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/4

  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Zig Zag Lines  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !